Automotive Industry

Renault restarts Clio, Twingo production in Slovenia

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-29

Revoz, Renault's Slovenian arm, has resumed production after a suspension of activities since 17 March due to the coronavirus crisis...

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VW labor boss warns disunity risks damaging EU single market

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-28

Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen Group's top labor leader and a supervisory board member, has warned that political fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be more harmful than production disruption...

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Union urges Renault workers at Flins plant not to return to work

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-28

A trade union representing workers at Renault's Flins plant near Paris on Sunday urged staff not to return to work before 11 May, saying it was still too risky in terms of their health given the c...

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Seat to restart production this week

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-28

Spanish carmaker Seat has announced it will restart production gradually from 27 April after agreeing testing procedures on employees with union representatives...

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Škoda Auto to restart production at its three Czech sites on 27 April

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-27

Škoda Auto is preparing to resume production at its Czech plants on 27 April...

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BMW, VW among automakers restarting production as virus lockdowns ease

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-27

BMW and Volkswagen are among European automakers rebooting their car factories to take advantage of easing coronavirus lockdown rules...

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Fiat's Sevel van plant to restart output at 70 per cent normal rate, union says

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-27

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aims to restart van production at its Sevel joint venture plant in central Italy at 70% of the normal rate, a union representative told Reuters on Thursday 23 April...

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Mercedes-Benz gives up on fuel cell cars – report

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-24

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz has given up on fuel cell-powered hydrogen cars...

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VW’s Zwickau plant resuming production of the ID.3 slowly and gradually

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-24

The Volkswagen plant in Zwickau is gradually restarting production of electric cars...

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JLR to gradually resume production from 18 May

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-24

Jaguar Land Rover plans to gradually resume production from 18th May, starting with manufacturing plants in Solihull in the UK as well as in Slovakia and Austria...

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EU climate chief sees green conditions for incentive schemes

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-23

The European Union's chief climate official said on Tuesday 21 April there could be green conditions attached to any car-scrapping schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the...

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Nissan to resume Spanish production, pilot safety steps in UK

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-23

Nissan will restart production at its Barcelona factory from 4 May and will begin piloting safety measures at its British plant this week...

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Germany allows car dealerships to reopen as assembly restarts

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-22

German car dealerships have been given the go-ahead to reopen by the federal government as carmakers across the country restart production...

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Global auto output could fall by 20% in 2020, forecast says

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-21

Global light vehicle production is now expected to fall more than 20% to around 71m units in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession, a top automotive forecaster said...

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PSA says demand to fall sharply, keeps margin goal

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-21

PSA Group warned of sharp fall in demand for autos this year due to the coronavirus crisis after posting a 15...

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How clean are electric cars?

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-21

How much CO2 can electric cars really save compared to diesel and petrol cars? To answer this question we have developed a tool (see below) that compiles all the most up-to-date data on CO2 emissio...

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Volvo Cars reopens Torslanda manufacturing plant

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-20

Volvo Cars is restarting production at its Torslanda plant in Sweden on Monday 20 April, following a short period of downtime related to the coronavirus pandemic...

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German auto industry calls for incentives to boost green car demand

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-20

Germany’s auto industry association VDA on Thursday 16 April  joined a chorus of demands from auto industry executives and politicians calling for more incentives to revive demand for low e...

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Vauxhall prepares safety steps ahead of plant restarts

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-20

Vauxhall is planning several safety measures including temperature checks, face mask-wearing and shift rescheduling to allow it to restart production amid the coronavirus outbreak...

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Volkswagen starts with step-by-step resumption of production

Automotive Industry - 2020-04-17

The plants of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand are to successively restart production...

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